Trip to the tourist village of Mandrogi with extreme entertainment on the way – Day 3: Day 3 - educational: Vvedeno-Oyatsky nunnery, Old and New Ladoga, museum-reserve "Breakthrough of the blockade of Leningrad".

In the morning you will go to the quiet and beautiful Vvedeno Oyatsky convent, where there are no crowds of tourists. Then you'll visit the oldest city of Russia - Old Ladoga, as well as the museum-reserve "Breakthrough of the Siege of Leningrad". We'll celebrate the end of this wonderful trip in Kirovsk, in a cozy restaurant "Baffo".
Trip to the tourist village of Mandrogi with extreme entertainment on the way
Travel distance by car: 322 km.Travel distance on foot: 0 km.Visiting: Verkhniye Mandrogi, Kirovsk, Kupchino, Staraya Ladoga, Novaya Ladoga, Chegla

Trip duration: 3 days

Marina Voronchikhina

Введено-Оятский женский монастырь

Churches


Look in the Vvedeno-Oyatsky nunnery, where the relics of the parents of the Orthodox saint Alexander Svirsky rest. The monastery is not as big and beautiful as other famous temples, but here - without crowds of tourists - it is very pleasant to relax with your soul.

Old Ladoga castle (Староладожская крепость)

Castles


We'll go to the village of Old Ladoga. On the archaeological data is the most ancient settlement of Russia and, most likely, capital of state Rurik. Almost all territory of the village is occupied by a museum-reserve with architectural monuments of VIII-XIX centuries. Entrance to the territory of the fortress costs only 50 rubles, entrance to museums and towers is paid separately. Look for details [here](http://ladogamuseum.com/).

Старая ладога

Buffets, Russian Restaurants


We will have lunch at the Russian cuisine cafe "Ancient Ladoga". It's a nice, cozy place with a fireplace and quick service. The price tag here is quite acceptable for a tourist place.

Собор Николая Чудотворца

Churches


We'll move from Old Ladoga to New Ladoga. The town grew up around Nikolo-Medvedsky monastery and shipyard at the mouth of the Volkhov River. Today the town lives by fishing and shipbuilding. Among the main attractions are the scattering of small churches and the monument of the Ladoga Flotilla (dedicated to the sailors and rivermen who guarded the water route "Roads of Life").

Музей-диорама «Прорыв блокады Ленинграда»

History Museums


On the way back, we will meet another important military monument. The Museum-Reserve "Breakthrough of the Siege of Leningrad" is dedicated to the strategic offensive operation "Iskra", which ended with the breakthrough of the Siege and the restoration of land communications of the city. Famous Soviet artists reproduced fragments of the bloody battles on "The Nevsky Patch". The panoramas are complemented by the Soviet tank destroyed by a shell and the German plane "Junkers". *The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10.00 to 18.00 (till 5.30). The day off is Monday. Look for the tour schedule [here](http://lenoblmus.ru/museum/muzey_zapovednik_proryv_blokady_leningrada/).*

Невский пятачок

Monuments / Landmarks


The "Nevsky Patch" - a kilometre long bridgehead on the left bank of the Neva river - has become a symbol of boundless courage of Soviet fighters. This place is scary. From 1941 to 1943 more than 260 thousand people were killed on this tiny piece of land. There are still no trees, only grass and bushes. The whole surface, except for burials and alleys of memory, is covered with old trenches and funnels. The central part of the patch today is the memorial complex.

Baffo

Pizza Places


We'll have dinner here in Kirovsk. Pizzeria "Buffo" - a great option if you want to eat quickly and cheaply. In addition to pizza, the menu includes a section with Japanese cuisine, as well as children's menu and desserts.